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Curriculum Development Grants

Grants to USA IHE Faculty for the Development of
Curricula Related to Interreligious Themes

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Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)

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Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to USA university and college faculty across a range of disciplines to promote the development of interreligious coursework. Funding may be used to create or revise innovative undergraduate curricula. Grant awards are intended to support grantees for the time and energy it takes to create or revise a syllabus.

Grant types: 

Individual Course Grants:

Course Sequence Grants:

  • Funding is to be used to develop undergraduate course sequences- a major, minor, concentration, certificate, or a set of courses within the core curriculum.
  • For the purposes of these grants, IFYC defines a “course sequence” to be a minimum of three
    independent courses that jointly contribute to cumulative student learning objectives within the
    field of interfaith studies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185465

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual Course Grants: up to $1,000
Course Sequence Grants: up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Individual Course Grants: Grant implementation will take place from May 6th, 2020 – August 28th, 2020.

Course Sequence Grants: Grant implementation will take place from June 1, 2020 – June 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Faculty members, including adjunct faculty, from accredited universities or colleges in the U.S. are eligible to apply.

Please note that this grant is not to be used to fund the following activities:
- Routine course revision unrelated to interfaith studies
- Conference attendance or registration
- Other research, writing, or publishing costs

Pre-Application Information:

Relevant Dates: Deadlines for grant application and administration are as follows:

- Application Open: January 15th, 2020
- Application materials due: March 16th, 2020
- Award notifications announced: May 6th, 2020
- Final syllabus and feedback survey due to IFYC: August 28th, 2020

Letter of Recommendation: In addition to completing the online form, applicants are required to supply a recommendation letter from their Department Chair, Provost, or Academic Dean. Applicants should upload their recommendation letter when completing the online application form or email the letter to Calvin Taylor upon completion.

Grantee Orientation Session: All grantees are required to participate in one of the following conference call orientation sessions (60 minutes):

- Option 1: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm Central
- Option 2: Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 from 2:00-3:00pm Central
- Option 3: Thursday, May 21 st, 2020 from 10:30am-11:30am Central

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Questions about the grants or application process are welcome and should be addressed to Calvin Taylor, Program Manager, at, or 312.376.4786.

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